700-732 GP35

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  1. mike

    mike Guest

    SLSF 708 GP35

    SLSF 708, "Torpedo Boat" GP-35, Birmingham, Ala., 1967 in black and yellow paint scheme. Notice the air resevoirs which were moved from under the frame to top of the hood to make room for the extra capacity fuel tanks.
     

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  2. rogerrt477

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    SLSF 711 GP35

    SLSF 711/BN 2561-
    #1) SLSF 711 Thayer, MO. 12/29/78
    #2) BN 2561 Springfield, MO. 5/4/85 Stored
    #3) BN 2561 Kansas City, MO. 9/85
    #4) BN 2561 Springfield, MO. 6/22/86 Stored
     
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  3. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    SLSF 715/ BN 2565-
    #1) SLSF 715 Thayer, MO. 12/28/78
    #2) BN 2565 Springfield, MO. 5/4/85 Stored
     

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  4. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    SLSF 717 GP35

    SLSF 717/BN 2567-
    #1) SLSF 717 Thayer, MO. 6/11/79
    #2) BN 2567 Springfield, MO. 7/1/84
     

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  5. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    SLSF 720 GP35

    SLSF 720/BN 2570/BN 2905-
    #1) SLSF 720 Thayer, MO. 4/13/79
    #2) BN 2905 Pasco, WA. 5/6/96
     

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  6. rogerrt477

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    SLSF 725/BN 2575 GP35

    SLSF 725/BN 2575-
    #1) SLSF 725 Thayer, MO. 6/7/78
    #2) BN 2575 Springfield, MO. 7/1/84 Stored
    #3) BN 2575 Springfield, MO. 5/4/85 Stored
     
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  7. paul

    paul Guest

    SLSF 705 GP35

    Orange and white Torpedo Tube GP35 #705 is the trailing Unit in a three unit lashup. Location Unknown, but probably somewhere in Kansas. Photographer Unknown. Slide is dated August 1968.
    (Moderator: Northbound at 30th St. Xing, north end of Rosedale Yard. Kansas City, KS. )
     

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  8. paul

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    SLSF ?? GP35

    An Unknown Black GP35 leads an F Unit. Note the oncoming passenger train, it looks to me like a CB&Q E-Unit. Location is unknown, but is probably in Kansas. Photographer Unknown. Slide is dated August 1966.
    (Moderater: Taken at 19th St. yard, Kansas City, MO. rrt)
     

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  9. paul

    paul Guest

    SLSF ?? GP35

    An Unknown Black GP35 is sitting with a string of other motive power.

    This slide is dated August 1968. Location is the same as the previously posted photo of F7A #23. Photographer unknown.
     

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  10. paul

    paul Guest

    SLSF 708 / BN 2558 GP35

    BN2558 (ex-Frisco 708) Ft. Scott,KS 5-23-1981.
    D.W. Golde photo
     

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  11. Rick Morgan

    Rick Morgan Member

    GP35 702 in for work at Springfield, 19 Aug 1974; F9B 140 sits behind it.

    Rick Morgan
     

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  12. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    I was cruising through the website when I found these shots of Frisco units in Cascade Green in storage in Springfield. Hard to believe that these shots were taken May 1985. I was living in KC at the time but remember buzzing the yard and seeing this string of engines in the stockyard tracks between the engine facility and Broadway. I had my trusty Canon AE1 with me and got some shots while I was there including roof shots of the GP35s. While it was painful seeing these guys in Cascade Green, it was nice to be able to climb on top without causing a problem. Think I am going to dig through my archives and try to locate my photos of the dead line.

    Thanks for the photos.

    Rick
     
  13. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Anyone out there have a photo of the roof of a GP-35 "torpedo tube"?
     
  14. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    #729-#724
    #724 plus three unk
     

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  15. John Sanders

    John Sanders Member

    Here is a shot of the roof of a GP35 from Kansas Ave. viaduct in Springfield.

    John Sanders
     

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  16. mvtelegrapher

    mvtelegrapher Member

    WAMX 3823 is former SLSF 700 a GP35 built 3/1/1964. It has been re-built into a GP38 and is currently located in Mansfield, LA at the International Paper plant where Watco does the contract switching.

    John Chambers
     

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  17. Orange Crush

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  18. Orange Crush

    Orange Crush Member

    SLSF 706 - BN 2556 - BN 2883 - BNSF 2883

    Here is a Frisco GP35 I have managed to photograph quite a bit over the years. SLSF 706 along with a number of other Frisco GP35' were leased to the BN back in the late 1970's. On 7-16-79 the 706 was at Seattle's Interbay yard between a BN F9A and an RS11.

    http://www.locophotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=87755

    The paint looks more orange than red in this photo but what's with the bright orange between the headlight and numberboard and above the engineers front window?

    After the late 1980 merger the lease became an ownership and the 706 was numbered 2556 in the same series as BN's other GP35's. Here are photos of it in Seattle June of 1986.

    http://www.locophotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=88679
    http://www.locophotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=88680

    Note that the airtanks on the roof are reverting back to Frisco colors!

    In 1990 the 2556 was rebuilt to BN GP39M 2883. Here are photos in Seattle taken well after the BNSF merger in 1997 and 2000. No more airtanks on the roof.

    http://www.locophotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=88284
    http://www.locophotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=87907

    In June 2002 the 2883 was sublettered BNSF 2883 and I photographed it in Eastern Washington 8-12-07 near Providence Hill on the former NP.

    http://www.locophotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=66094

    It has certainly come a long way since I first saw it as the SLSF 706!

    Brian Ambrose
    Renton, WA
     
  19. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice photo's Brian.
    Keep them coming.
     
  20. mark

    mark Member

    Brian,

    Interesting locomotive history and photo collection.

    There are some noticeable "phase" differences between the locomotive photographs over time. Either the renumbering got confused between units or the locomotive did not stay intact during rebuilding. Note the frame, cab sub-base and engine compartment door latch differences.

    The 706 / 2556 is a phase Ia2 (SLSF 700-716) unit. The 2883 has the characteristics of a phase IIa unit (SLSF 717-724). The spotting differences in the photographs are noted below.

    The frame for the 706 / 2556 has the thicker side sill (note relative size of Scotchlite reflector over fuel tank) and no "fish belly" at the fuel filler pipe. However, the 2883 has the thinner side sill (note relative size of Scotchlite reflector over fuel tank) and a "fish belly" side sill at the fuel filler pipe.

    The cab sub-base for the 706 / 2556 has three columns of 3 louvers each (9 total louver vents) on the battery box door. However, the 2883 has two columns of 1 louver (2 total lover vents) on the battery box door.

    The engine compartment door latches for the 706 / 2556 are one set of latches for each 4 doors (1 pair or 2 latches). However, the 2883 has two sets of latches for each set of 4 doors (2 pairs or 4 latches).

    In addition, the fuel tank differences appear to be original phase differences as opposed to replacements. The shape and contour for the 706 / 2556 is appropriate for the "torpedo tube" units. Likewise, the contour shape and piping on the 2883 are consistent with its "phase". Newer EMD fuel tanks (if used as a replacement on the 706) do not have the sharp taper angle contour at the bottom as compared to the GP-35.

    It appears based on the phase spotting features that during the renumbering / rebuilding the railroad lost track of the frame number of the appropriate unit and these are actually two different units. The frame number for unit 706 is 28917. Determining the frame number of the 2883 would determine its heritage identity.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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